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chiaroscuro

contour and highlighter stick

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inspired by the girl who wants to pose like a model while sculpting and chiseling her best features.

key-ar-oh-scoo-roh, or the art of creating shadow and light.

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$24.00

light tones

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 in color light tones

the perfect face

1

to make your nose look slimmer, use the contour stick on the outer sides of your nose and gently blend. then apply the highlighter side right down the middle of your nose and blend away. voilà!

2

find the hollows of your cheeks by making a fish face. use the contour shade and draw in on the hollows of your cheeks. gently blend. add more highlight on the top of your cheekbones for extra definition.

3

want a better jawline? to create definition at the jaw, use the contour shade and trace just above your jawline from your ears down to your chin. create a shadow by blending in.

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Reviews

by 139 people

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    5
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  • texture
    5
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  • value
    5
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  • quality
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fair for light skintones

Apr 16, 2014

  • fair tones

it works really well! I love the concept behind it and how smoothly it blends. The highlighter is a nice shimmery colour. It's still pretty pricey. I need to get new ones, when will they be available again??

IN LOVE WITH THE CONTOUR COLOR!

Apr 8, 2014

  • fair tones

This is now my go-to contour product. The color is perfect for my fair skin, and the stick formulation makes it a snap to put on. My only gripe-- the highlight barely shows up on me, and I never use it, so the contour side is nearly gone while I'm left with practically the entire highlight side. Still, the contour end alone is worth the entire purchase price. Absolutely cannot live without this.

Wasn't impress :(

Apr 7, 2014

  • medium tones

My bf brought one for me. I was super duper happy and excited to try it but wasn't what I thought. I like how it was creamy. I got the shade Medium but it didn't show as well when I was contouring. But I love the highlighter.

Perfecto!!!!!

Apr 6, 2014

  • deep tones

I was contouring my nose previously with a brush and concealer and of course had to hope my line was straight. I came across this product by accident and it was EXACTLY what I needed. It took the guess work out, I don't have to have a steady hand, and I have the perfect color (deep). I don't even have to wear anything else!!!! This is definitely my "go to" product. Big thank you!!!

Great idea, low quality

Mar 30, 2014

  • fair tones

Like softened butter. This highlighter duo is such a great idea, and the color works well for my light skin. I was, however, very disappointed in the quality. On the first day of receiving it, I could already tell that the makeup was flimsy - I lightly tried applying it and the contour color (not the hardware, but the actual makeup part) broke inside. I didn't even twist the contour shade up all the way. The highlighter side was even softer, and although it did not break, its form was not kept. I could swipe a finger on it and I would end up grabbing too much highlighter. *Look at pictures* I love everything that this makeup brand and michelle stand for. I love the concept behind the chiaroscuro stick. But I couldn't love the texture and quality of it. Maybe I just got a bad one? Unfortunately, I will not be purchasing this again :(

Love the contouring part

Mar 15, 2014

  • fair tones

I really like this product. The only problem I have is that the highlighter is shimmery, so people with oily skin such as myself look a bit awkward in it. The contour colour is perfect for my face, but I also find that the highlighter also blends in so much that it looks like I just brushed sparkles onto my face, and you can't really see any effect at all. This may just be because I have such a pale complexion that no foundation I've ever tried has fit me. I really love how the "fair" colour in this is cool toned so that it blends in well with my skin. Most companies that say something is "fair" add quite a yellow, warm tone to it to make it much darker than what most pale skinned people need. Is it possible you could come out with a matte version of this? If so, I would absolutely love it!

Amazing!

Mar 13, 2014

  • deep tones

Although I was a little worried this colour would be a little dark for my skin I am completely relieved and extremely happy to say this product is incredible! The contour colour blends perfectly and is so easy to use! I definitely recommend product!

Amazing!

Mar 13, 2014

  • deep tones

Although I was a little worried this colour would be a little dark for my skin I am completely relieved and extremely happy to say this product is incredible! The contour colour blends perfectly and is so easy to use! I definitely recommend product!

A must have!!!!

Mar 6, 2014

  • light tones

This product is amazing and very easy to use, I've always had trouble trying to contour my face but this makes it so easy to do!! I highly recommend this!!!

Awesome even for light tones

Mar 5, 2014

  • fair tones

I got the stick in fair tones because light tones is out of stock like for forever. I was pretty nervous about how it would turn out but it is abtually pretty good! The highlighter is very nice, pretty shimmering colour, and the contour shade glides on great, it's good even for those who have "light" skin tones. Only thing the price is pretty high for the quantity you get.

Absolutely dissapointing

Mar 3, 2014

  • deep tones

I got the dark one from a friend who didn't like it. We are convinced this stuff is some rebranded lipstick from L'Oreal. It made my skin break out.

absolutely love!

Feb 27, 2014

  • fair tones

I love this chiaroscuro contour and highlighter stick. I am bad with contouring and it's a mess for me but chiaroscuro stick is very easy to use, and it blends really well to your skin and gives you a nice contour. The colors are also nice, texture and quality gives a huge plus to it. The design of the stick is awesome. The only thing I didn't like (a little minus) was the price, but I think it's worth it :-). Highly recommend this chiaroscuro stick for everyone.

Love this product!

Feb 20, 2014

  • fair tones

This product is the perfect finishing touch to my makeup. It glides on so smooth and is very subtle. The light part makes your skin bright and picks up the light, the dark part adds a shadowy effect.

love the idea, but not the reality

Feb 20, 2014

  • medium tones

I have the medium shades and have been using since December. I loved the idea of it but the actual execution of it is off. The highlight shade just kind of disappears into my skin tone and the contouring shade is barely visible. I highly doubt that I'm a "dark" shade and it would probably look insanely bad on me. I might have to invest in the pallet instead for more color options.

EHHHHHHH

Feb 16, 2014

  • light tones

I ordered this in the color light, and I have to say the packaging is pretty cool. Although the highlighter was wayyyy to dark for me to use, even when I had only ordered the light tones color. It blends really easily, but once blended is hardly noticeable. I tend to put it under a powder bronzer just to help the staying power of the bronzer. Since I cant get much use out of the highlighter, I would not purchase again.

Does not cater to darker skin.

Feb 10, 2014

  • fair tones

Would love to use this, but the darkest color is literally the same color as my skin tone, So I cannot use it to contour. This is great for someone who is Shamelessmaya's skin tone or lighter. Hopefully daker colors will be released, because us brown skin ladies love makeup to!

Perfect

Feb 8, 2014

  • light tones

With a contour on one side and a highlight on the other, It's so easy to use and it's so portable. I love this product!

Excellent

Feb 7, 2014

  • medium tones

It has an amazing creamy texture that goes smoothly on your face. Blends seamlessly for a really natural look. The one downside being that the highlighter is just a little bit dark so I can use it on the very tip of my nose and above my lips perfectly, but not so much on the bridge of my nose. Overall still really worth the money, and is long lasting!

This is genious

Feb 4, 2014

  • light tones

I absolutely love this product. I have it in my makeup artist kit. It looks beautiful on all of my clients. Its great to use as a base contour for my darker clients. All the models I use, are becoming in obsessed with the EM cosmetics that I am using on there skin. Thank you for making such an amazing product and line.

Will repurchase if it's all Contour!

Feb 2, 2014

  • fair tones

- Too light (the Fair is too light for my NC 15 - 20 skin so get the light stick if you have pair asian skin.) - Really easy to bland - High light don't really show up. - Not enough CONTOUR (I have had my stick for a month, not using it every day and I already used half of the contour side.) So Michelle if you make one stick of ALL contour than I will purchase again. If not than I will not repurchase.